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    Re: Have you considered...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iansky View Post
    I think for me it will be a weight, size, price consideration factor and if this is the case it will herald the end of the 4/3 era and make it exclusively a Mu43 choice factor.

    Not a bad thing I think as 4/3 never had the fame and take up it deserved.
    There is only so much that you can do to minimise the size and weight of optics without sacrificing quality and brightness. A 300mm f/2.8 will be much the same size and weight of any other 300mm f/2.8 regardless of manufacturer if the performance is comparable. So lens size and performance is really independent of the camera platform where the sensor size is unchanged.

    The one exception is medium to wide angle lenses, where the shorter flange-back distance of Micro Four Thirds enables the designs of these lenses to be noticeable smaller and lighter. There is less or no benefit for telephoto lenses.

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    Re: Have you considered...

    Ian, are you are trying to tell us something ? The obliquity of the post is very olympus like....

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    Re: Have you considered...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan in NC View Post
    The ZD 50-200mm with an EC-20 would give you a 100 to 400mm ~f5.5-6.9 zoom which might be a better telephoto solution than the m43rds 75-300mm ~f4.8-6.7 zoom.

    Something to think about.
    Having used the 50-200mm with EC20 on the E5 I would say that the IQ would fall short of the 75-300mm, which I use on the E-M5. Using it with the EC14 is a much better idea but still would not give you an advantage over the 75-300mm except in brightness and would be a much bigger lump to carry around.

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    Re: Have you considered...

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmorison View Post
    Having used the 50-200mm with EC20 on the E5 I would say that the IQ would fall short of the 75-300mm, which I use on the E-M5. Using it with the EC14 is a much better idea but still would not give you an advantage over the 75-300mm except in brightness and would be a much bigger lump to carry around.

    David
    Thanks, that is very helpful first-hand information.

    I have the 50-200mm and the EC-14 that I use with my E-3. I have always hesitated to go with the EC-20 since I would loose another stop of light, but I thought it might be worth reconsidering with the better sensors in OM-D cameras.
    Dan Lang

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